Champion, Antoine De

Champion, Antoine de a Swiss prelate, was first senator and then president of the senate of Chambery. On the death of his wife he embraced the ecclesiastical state, and was appointed bishop of Mondovi in 1485. Pope Innocent VIII nominated him bishop of Geneva in 1491, but the chapter there called as their bishop Charles du Seyssel, a divine of the order of Saint Anthony of Vienna. Champion transferred his official court to Annecy, but was finally induced to return to Geneva by a present of four hundred florins. He held a synod in 1493 for the reformation of his diocese, and died in 1495, leaving Constitutiones Synodales Episcopatus Genevensis (Geneva, 1493, 8vo). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Générale, s.v.

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